Michael Giacchino began his filmmaking career at the age of 10 in his backyard in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, and has been making movies ever since. After attending the School for Visual Arts in NYC, he landed a marketing job at Disney. At night, he began studies in music composition first at Juilliard, and then at UCLA. When he became a producer in Disney’s fledgling Interactive Division, it afforded Michael the opportunity to hire himself to write music for video games. It was Michael’s work in video game orchestration that grabbed the attention of JJ Abrams, who contacted him about the possibility of writing the score for Alias. They met, he got the job, and a relationship was born that would include the groundbreaking series Lost, for which Michael earned an Emmy. Michael's feature film composing breakthrough was with The Incredibles. He has since gone on to score Ratatouille, The Family Stone, Cars 2, John Carter, Monte Carlo, Sky High, 50/50, and for Paramount Pictures, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, Super 8, and Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol. His score for the Pixar hit Up earned him all of the top prizes in 2010, including the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two Grammy Awards. Michael sits on the Advisory Board of Education Through Music Los Angeles.